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Give reasons for the following: In cold countries water pipes burst in winter. - Physics

Short Note

Give reasons for the following:

In cold countries, water pipes burst in winter.

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Solution

In cold countries water pipes burst in winter because the water has maximum density at 4°C and, due to anomalous expansion of water, it expands when the water is cooled to a temperature below 4°C

Concept: Expansion of Substances (Thermal Expansion) - Expansion of Solids
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Frank Class 9 Physics ICSE
Chapter 5 Heat
Thermal Expansion | Q 9.3 | Page 202
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